McLaren reveals new orange livery for F1posted in F123 | 02 | 2018

    McLAREN, AS WE PREDICTED earlier in the week, has unveiled its 2018 MCL33 sporting an all-orange bodywork with a black halo device. (Related: McLaren hints at orange livery)

    The car, which will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, will make its first public appearance at next week’s first pre-season test at Barcelona. It will though hit the track in a private session at the Navarra circuit in Spain later today, as McLaren uses part of its filming day allocation.


    The move to a largely papaya-orange livery will please many fans who felt last year's switch to an orange-and-black design was not close enough to the colours used by founder Bruce McLaren in the team's early years in F1.


    The colour scheme is similar to that used by Alonso when he drove a McLaren-branded Andretti entry in the Indianapolis 500 last year. Significantly though, the 2018 F1 car features elements of blue — as used on McLaren's early F1 and later CanAm cars — on the front wing, rear wing and engine cover fin.

    Related: Red Bull F1 unveils 2018 RB14

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    Jim McGill


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